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2nd June 2021

“Go Green (HR) Or Go Home?”

HR leaders are in the midst of designing a new future for the HR function and different models or thought processes are required if HR is to remain relevant, going forward.  The default position of many organisations in these times is to please the owner or shareholders (rather than the worker), which decreases the ability […]

12th May 2021

Supermarket Store Workers Seeking To “Pocket the Difference” In Equal Pay Claim

Last month in Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & Others, the Supreme Court found that the claimants (mostly women working in supermarkets) were entitled to compare themselves for equal pay purposes with employees (mostly men) working within Asda Distribution Centres (“DC”).  A ‘valid comparator’ is a critical stage in establishing the basis for a successful […]

7th April 2021

“You Can Do A Lot If You’re Properly Trained, It’s All To Do With The Training” – Queen Elizabeth II

When is an employee deemed effectively trained in employment policies and procedures?  An excellent sense check is to imagine the worst-case scenario played out in any particular area, then examining whether the training expectation is actually being fulfilled properly.  Is it a fluid, progressive programme that facilitates colleagues to live, breathe and keep up to […]

11th March 2021

Beach Money For Employees: Extreme Remote Working

Bestselling self-development books such as The Four-Hour Work Week (T Ferriss) and Beach Money (J Adler) aim to promote and recommend the freedom and flexibility of working time. They also make a compelling argument for breaking down geographical boundaries of where an employee should work. The development of technology and improved internet in most locations […]

10th February 2021

Home-schooling Is A Walk In The Park, If The Park Is Jurassic Park

Millions of workers with younger children have reprised the role of home-schooler or learning facilitator for the January lockdown – and many are beginning to feel the strain.  March 2020 offered a vanilla experience of home education for temporary school closures; the novelty was palpable while families baked bread, exercised with Joe Wicks and crafted […]

3rd February 2021

Rekindling The Office Romance

In recent employment history, workers have campaigned for their employers to embrace home working; trusting the employee to work independently and to offer an environment that promotes work life balance and improves mental health.  Many flirted with the notion, some paid lip service while others went further; viewing the arrangement as a Golden Ticket to […]

19th January 2021

A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

This year demonstrated that when companies are forced to change through necessity, rapid business transformation can occur; many employers and employees have shown a willingness and ability to innovate rapidly, adapting to the evolving landscape. Smart businesses are using the pandemic as an opportunity to ‘stop and think’, pausing to profoundly review their customer proposition, […]

2nd December 2020

Taking Care Of Your Employees (Whilst Taking Care Of Yourself)

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for business owners and managers which are testing their people management skills to the absolute limit. The demands are often two-fold as the financial and economic pressure increases for the leaders themselves, potentially placing their own jobs or livelihoods at risk. This is a highly stressful position from […]